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Beirut – Santa Fe

26 Sep
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MC Yogi Pilgrimage CD

1 Aug
Mc Yogi - Pilgrimage

Mc Yogi – Pilgrimage cover

“I’m just a working class mystic,” shrugs the enviably laid back MC Yogi, grinning a little as he adjusts his trademark fedora, kicks up his Adidas and cranks the volume on ‘Give Love,’ an instantly addictive track off his stunning dance-floor grenade of a new record, Pilgrimage.

You may have heard his 2008 debut, Elephant Power, a certified phenom that still hovers near the top of the world music charts. The album’s extraordinary success earned Yogi invitations to play in clubs and yoga festivals all over the world. But now the time has come for the next phase, and Pilgrimage is definitely it. The album’s influences are all over the musical map: world beat, hip-hop, Bollywood, reggae, dance hall, house, dub. Chaotic street sounds of India blast through the mixes, alongside madhouse beats, old-school turntable scratches and popping horns over which Yogi effortlessly drops his rhymes. It’s all so hook-laden and sun-blasted you can’t help bobbing your head and aching to find a dancefloor.

“Everything went into this record,” says Yogi. “It’s a sonic trip, a journey toward the Self, toward what the yoga masters call the Supreme Soul.” Wait. Hip-hop and yoga? The Ramayana with a backbeat? Stories of Shiva and Shakti, Ganesh and Hanuman and the rest of the ancient Hindu gods, all funked up and slamming up against potent, propulsive graffiti beats custom built to drive eager listeners into a divine frenzy? Indeed. “Pilgrimage is a full, authentic, cosmic yogic experience on the dance floor,” exclaims Yogi. The truth is, you’ve never heard anything like Pilgrimage.

Track Listings:

1. Vanakam

2. Ganesha (Sound the Horn)

3. Born to Fly

4. Temple Drums

5. Hanuman

6. Jai Sita Ram

7. Breath Control

8. Arunachala

9. Shiva (Supreme Soul)

10. Renegade Rickshaw

11. I Am That

12. Temple Light

13. Sacred Fire

14. Shedding Skin (Beloved Friend Edit)

15. Pranam

16. Sun Light

17. Pilgrimage

18. Vanakam (Reprise)

19. Give Love

viaMC Yogi Pilgrimage CD.

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Blood evidence, Yoga reduces our stress level

26 Jul

yoga anti-stressResearchers at the University of Los Angeles have shown that yoga would have a biological effect on the health of persons under chronic stress. These findings were published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, 14 July 2012.

A previous research conducted in Pittsburgh in April 2012, had already shown that chronic stress cause a weakened immune system and could increase the occurrence of recurring health problems.

Here, researchers from the University of Los Angeles wanted to know if meditation has a biological effect on the immune disturbances of stressed individuals.

So they selected 45 people who take care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. These people, in whom there is constant stress, regularly develop depressive symptoms, emotional distress, and have a decreased energy.

Every day for eight weeks, participants divided into two groups, had to do a meditation session of 12 minutes, either by practicing yoga, or by isolating itself to listen some relaxing music.

At the beginning of the experiment, a blood test had revealed that they all had high levels of inflammatory markers in the blood. These substances are released into the body when subjected to an aggression threatening its integrity.

After eight weeks of daily meditation, their rates had declined in samples of the group practicing yoga .

In fact, scientists believe that this relaxation method would influence the expression of certain genes, themselves responsible for the disruption of the immune system by stress.

They bring by blood evidence that yoga can reduce and control anxiety, what fans of the practice had advocated already long!

viaLe yoga réduit notre niveau de stress, la preuve par le sang : Allodocteurs.fr.

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With YogaLab, we associate the benefits of yoga and music

6 Jul

What is it?
An idea of Marco Prince (yes, yes, the lead singer of FFF and, for younger children, the juror of the show “New Star” in France) and Mika de Brito (yoga teacher internationally recognized for its sensory approach). The principle? Do yoga in immersive sound, with headphones glued to the head to balance physical and connect to our emotions quickly.

How is it?
Effective: the sound, rhythm, frequencies of music affect parts of the brain (brain waves) and amplify the benefits of yoga. Resourceful.

It is for me?
This is a yoga for stressed people, pressed and others who are treated for being superative . A yoga to learn to do good, to take time for yourself, to disconnect.

It’s good for what?
Choices: to strengthen (the PowerLab), to realize (the FocusLab), to appease (the MeditationLab) or for fun (the EmotionLab).

With what?
An outfit where you feel comfortable. The rest is provided.

viaAvec le YogaLab, on associe les bienfaits du yoga et de la musique – Le lotus en musique – Beauté – Le Figaro – Madame.. (IN FRENCH)

 

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1st Montreal Yoga Music Festival 2012 – July 14 & 15

19 Jun

Festival Yoga Montréal

Saturday and Sunday July 14 and 15 for those interested!

For more info: Yoga and Music Festival

Namasté

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